Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cut Out and Keep

So if you're on Cut-Out & Keep, just look for Dragonsinger and friend me while you're there :)


Tonight I managed to take this:

and organize it all into this:

Found this at Walmart for only 18.88 and even has wheels on it. Got one to organize all my scrapbooking supplies into and worked on that tonight. Joe also got one for his craft supplies and tools and have two more here that I still have to organize -- fabric/sewing into one, crafts into another.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Squee Mail Catch up

As I mentioned in an earlier post, over the past few weeks, I have been the recipient of some fabulous Squee Mail that I can finally share pictures with you now.

Well almost .... I wasn't as patient as others and ate Jen's delicious candies before taking photos :D

Well the first one wasn't actually mailed but my husband's gift for me this year. He found me a black and silver stocking and a mini one that is black, silver and red. Three Christmas cds -- Christmas with the Rat Pack, TSO Walmart special edition, and The Three Tenors. Finally, he got me the original Miracle on 34th Street on DVD. My three children went together and bought me a new 7mp digital camera for Christmas along with a 2gb memory card :D I have been using it since and it really makes a difference in the photos !

Some wonderful squee mail from the Crafty Witches, starting with a beaded dragon necklace and a hufflepuff crocheted purse!

And of course, there was the package from which contained floo powder, crayons, Hufflepuff wristwarmers and a lovely crocheted snowflake as well as a surprise from in the form of rum balls and beautiful yarn and the cutest ornament photo of one of her hobbits! Once again, proved herself Queen of Spellotape (electrical/duct tape) with a Hufflepuff Christmas Card!! While made golden snitch ornaments that she sent with little koala and Aussie calender.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Sunday before last...

... Even after going to Altus the day before, Joe and I headed to Sweet Bay Coffee House for an few hours of Celtic Music courtesy of Cold Water dog

The above is them playing The Butterfly. 

Some pics from the afternoon.


While the music ended about 4:30 - 5ish, we remained and kicked back till about 6:30 when we headed out to see Sweeney Todd which was awesome!

Sunday, January 20, 2008


You Are: 50% Dog, 50% Cat

You are a nice blend of cat and dog.
You're playful but not too needy. And you're friendly but careful.
And while you have your moody moments, you're too happy to stay upset for long.

Last Saturday...

...involved a drive to Arkansas, discount shopping, a winery, a pub........

One of the first Saturday's Joe had off in a while that he actually felt like doing something or we did not have to accomplish things around the house, we decided to go out for the day. Part of it was in search of engraving bits for Joe's dremel for a project he wants to work on. For that we tried a discount place in Alma, Arkansas - A to Z. It's several buildings one of which is devoted to 'tools'. Though as we wandered the aisles, we found other bargains as well. Including a dragon necklace knife that is now in my collection. From there we drove another 30 miles or so to Altus, planning on a late lunch at the pub there. First we stopped and took a quick tour of Wiederkehr Winery.

Information Center Entrance to Cellars

The Tasting Room Cellars

From there a drive to Kelt's, our favorite place in this area... Irish pub for late lunch, early dinner and some crochet for me, reading for Joe.

Started a secret surprise here for two friends of mine

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Like Mother Like Daughter...

...and that's just what Molly #14 and 15 are... Mother/Daughter set for   and her mum,  . Sorry its this late coming but they are finally done! Will pack up and send soon as I can find an owl for them :)

For others who are waiting I have not forgotten and am working on them as I can, the past few months have just been a bit 'harder' than I expected :)

C`rafty What I Did on My...

...Summer Vacation Winter Non-Motivation bout with depression time. While I've been alternating between battling being sick and battling various firsts (Thanksgiving in November, Dad's birthday December 10, Christmas and New Years) I really haven't posted much of myself. Well, finally uploaded two months worth of photos from my cameras and can share a bit of what I have managed to accomplish and been doing with myself a bit.

Did manage to finish three more Mollys (numbers 11, 12 and 13 for those keeping count) One was for a crafty witches project which I forgot to take a photo of before mailing to
josee_madalia and the other two were for a swap on HPCrafters.

Along with that, Joe and I decided to do Christmas ornaments for our congregation for each Sunday in Advent (four) with something attached to each one explaining the meaning. One was simple gold stars that sparkled that we found at Walmart in packs of 16 (A star shone in the East). Others were the Christmas Nail with poem -- simple concrete nails with a red ribbon tied for a hanger. Also found beaded ornament kits - candy cane and crosses.

Along with this, for Christmas Eve, we found snowglobes with the nativity in them for each family. Small church which made it rather doable.

Christmas was nice here as the congregation decorates for the season and it was really nice and 'homey' feeling when we went.

Especially with all of my decorations still in storage. Maybe this year I'll be able to move and decorate again :)

I'll do a squee mail catch up post later and also one about our weekend adventures last week later!

Sunday, January 13, 2008